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How produce sunshine effect in virtual cockpit?

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One of the neat effects while flying is the sun shining into the cockpit while the aircraft is turning.  How is that effect produced?  Can this effect be produced in FSX? 

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Hello Kaupa,

If you are describing the sunlight and hard shadow effect in the cockpit and externally on aircraft surfaces, then Steves DX10 fixer is your answer. Running the sim in DX10 mode without the Fixer will produce extremely jagged sunlight/shadow effect if cockpit shadows are enabled with (Aircraft Casts Shadows on Itself) in Settings Display > Aircraft tab.  The sunlight and shadows look pretty good when this setting is enabled using the DX10 Fixer. However a reasonable external aircraft shadow/sunlight effect is displayed using DX9 Default but not in the cockpit under DX9, (only a transitioned shading effect).

If however you mean the sunlight glare as seen when looking through a camera lens then, it would be "Lens flare" that you need to enable in FSX > Settings Display >Graphics tab. You may also need to look at your Cameras.CFG  to set  ShowLensFlare=TRUE  under [CameraDefinitions.002] Virtual Cockpit

You will find your Cameras.CFG  located in C:\Users\{yourusername}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX

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Hello:

Thanks for all your help!  I will take a closer look at Steve's fixer.

 

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